Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dunkard's Flower mini quilt

I'm sure there's a better name for this block somewhere.

Anyway, I got Angela Pingel's book on curved piecing for Christmas (she blogs and instagrams as cuttopieces) and was really inspired. You know, drunkard's path is one of my favorite blocks (or maybe you don't know? It's true.)

Looking through it, I wanted to make a number of the quilts (I've cut pieces for one, anyway), but I also wanted to branch out and make a new curved pieced miniquilt of my own.

And here it is! I used a 2.5" template whipped up in Illustrator, and traced and cut pieces to size, used scraps, mostly (except when something was perfect!) and added borders to keep the leaves from being stuck under the binding. It's got a low volume background, which I tried to grade, I don't know how successful it was. The leaves and petals have a background of white on cream, the next blocks are usually white or cream with a bit of color, then further off, the more complicated the fabric is? Though, there are clearly exceptions.

I've used this picture before, but the color is better, right?
I quilted it with the flower power fill from Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters, one of my favorite fills. The binding is a minny muu print I had left over from a dress I'd made. It seems to me I bought a different minny muu green floral, but when I was in a binding mood, I couldn't find it, and yet could not waste my binding mood not binding.

And here's the back, because I guess people like to see those.

I'd really like to make another version with different colors, but we'll see. I've got a long list of projects to do!

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